Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Robin was last seen on the Chain of Rocks Bridge in the early morning of April 5, 1991. The Chain of Rocks Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at the northernmost tip of the City of St. Louis and was a gathering place for many young people in the St. Louis area.
Robin was with her 20 year-old sister Julie, and their cousin Thomas, age 19. While at the bridge, they encountered a group of four men. The Kerry sisters were raped and murdered and all three were pushed into the river. Thomas survived and Julie’s body was recovered three weeks later in Pemiscot County.
Marlin Gray, Reginald Clemons, Antonio Richardson, and Daniel Winfrey confessed and were convicted.
Gray, 23, was convicted of two counts of first degree murder, and sentenced to death by lethal injection. He was executed by the state of Missouri on October 26th, 2005.
Richardson, 16, was convicted of two counts of first degree murder, and sentenced to death by lethal injection. On October 28th, 2003, the supreme court commuted his sentence to life without the possibility of parole.
Winfrey, 15, confessed to the murders in the presence of his parents and police, and pled guilty to lesser charges of second-degree murder and forcible rape. He received a thirty year prison sentence, and was paroled in 2007 after serving fifteen years. Winfrey violated the terms of his parole, and was reincarcerated in 2010.
Clemons, 19, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death by lethal injection. His sentence has yet to be carried out, and he remains on death row.
Robin Kerry was never found. At the time, she was an Honors Student at UMSL, studying linguistics. She tutored disadvantaged children. She worked a number of different jobs, starting when she was 15, while attending college and high school.
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